SPUD SPEEDWAY NEWS ARCHIVE
Day of Destruction Rescheduledlast updated on 6/10/2013
The Aroostook Technologies Day of Destruction that was rained out this past weekend has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 7th at 1:00 All the great exciting action will be a great way to cap off a great 4th of July Weekend. Danger, destruction, and a great time to be had by all awaits in just a few short weeks away, so get those cars ready to race!
1st Race of the Season is in the bookslast updated on 6/10/2013
The 49th race season got underway this past Sunday and not without a few showers, as rain has seemed to plague the raceway so far this year. Working around the rain showers Spud Speedway and its dedicated racers did their best to offer a very entertaining show. This was the first race for the highly anticipated Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman series. This is a new rule package which combines all types of Super Streets, Late Models, and Prostock type cars racing together under one set of rules that equalizes them through weight and tires. If this past weekends racing is any indication of what this new rule package has to offer, it is going to be a great season to be a race fan. Throughout the 2 heats and the feature every racer was able to find their way to the front of the pack and they were virtually inseparable during all 3 events. Jason Levesque proved to be one of the strongest cars all day long as he won the first heat race by just a few inches over John Albair one of our most seasoned veterans at the track. During the second heat, Levesque battled lap after lap with Dillon MacDougal with MacDougal taking the second heat. During the feature MacDougal seemed as if he was racing with a purpose as he raced to the front of the field and held off many challenges by a very well handling Levesque. After it was all said and done MacDougal edged the field and captured the first Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Race of the season. During the interview we found out Dillon was racing with a purpose and wanted to win since his grandfather and long time Spud Speedway racer, Dave MacDougal, had passed away over the winter. This win was dedicated to him in an emotional victory lane. In our other divisions we saw great side by side racing as well. The Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights showed the race door to door for several laps in a multi car pack as Don Rideout, Wayne Fox, and Shawn Dewley showed power as the found their way to the front, in the end Rideout ended up victorious this week but found out that the other racers may have something for him in weeks to come. Canadian Muscle Matt Lloyd topped the rest of the field in the Percy Auto Sales Fast Fours with a very fast mustang. In the street stock division John Dixon and JR Howlette raced door to door and Dixon held off a late race charge from Howlette to win the feature. First time racer John Craig, won the Challenger Series event as he swept both heats and the feature in a car that has seen many laps at our speedway. Tyler Raymond put on an exhibition with his Sr. champ Kart to show everyone just how fast and how safe these race karts are. All in all a good day a the track with some exciting racing. Racing returns Sunday, June 23rd at 1:00 as the Canadian Atlantic Open Wheel make their annual visit to the only US race track that they visit. Make sure to mark the date on your calendar and get out to enjoy a full day of racing at Northern Maine's Center of Speed!
Racing Starts at 1:00 Today!last updated on 6/9/2013
Good morning everyone, we are going to try to race today. Here is our race day schedule. Opening Day/ Speedway 95 Invitational Practice Schedule for June 8th, Pits Open at 9:30 Grandstands open at 12:00 10:00-11:00 Open Practice for all classes 11:00-11:15 Kart Practice 11:15-11:25 Northern Lights & Challenger 11:25-11:35 Fast Fours & Street Stocks 11:35-11:45 Outlaw Sportsman 11:45-12:00 Open Practice for all classes 12:00-12:15 Kart Practice 12:15-12:30 Driver’s Meeting 12:30 -12:50 All race cars to Front stretch of track for Pretty Car Contest (fans Allowed on Track) 12:50 Race line up for Northern Lights 1:00pm Race begins Race Schedule Heat Races 1st & 2nd Round - 10 Laps each Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Percy's Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Kart Heats – 10laps Kids Class, Jr. Champ, Sr. Champ (Between 1st & 2nd round of heat races) Features 20 Laps each Kart Feature Races – Kids Kart, Jr. Champ Kart, Sr. Champ Kart (20 laps each class) Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Percy's Auto Sales Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Racers from southern race tracks will get free entrance with their race car!
Weekend Schedule Changelast updated on 6/6/2013
Well it looks like Mother Nature is going to be an issue for the 3rd week in a row and will impact our season. Due to the weather forecast for Saturday we are making the following adjustment to the weekends schedule. Saturday's scheduled events will be rescheduled as planned to Sunday at 1:00 Our Aroostook Technologies Day of Destruction will be rescheduled to a later date which will be announced in the next day after we realign our schedule. We apologize for any inconveniences this is causing, but we do not control the weather and we felt an early announcement would be better due to racers coming from downstate for both events. The Speedway 95 Invitational will still happen on this Sunday and we hope to see you all there!
Opening Day/Speedway 95 Invitationallast updated on 6/2/2013
Practice Schedule for June 8th, Pits Open at 9:30 Grandstands open at 12:00 10:00-11:00 Open Practice for all classes 11:00-11:15 Kart Practice 11:15-11:25 Northern Lights & Challenger 11:25-11:35 Fast Fours & Street Stocks 11:35-11:45 Outlaw Sportsman 11:45-12:00 Open Practice for all classes 12:00-12:15 Kart Practice 12:15-12:30 Driver’s Meeting 12:30 -12:50 All race cars to Front stretch of track for Pretty Car Contest (fans Allowed on Track) 12:50 Race line up for Northern Lights 1:00pm Race begins Race Schedule Heat Races 1st & 2nd Round - 10 Laps each Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Kart Heats – 10laps Kids Class, Jr. Champ, Sr. Champ (Between 1st & 2nd round of heat races) Features 20 Laps each Kart Feature Races – Kids Kart, Jr. Champ Kart, Sr. Champ Kart (20 laps each class) Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Racers from southern race tracks will get free entrance with their race car!
Day of Destruction Round #1last updated on 6/2/2013
This Sunday is a great day of motorsports mayhem. We will be having Race your Neighbor and a Burn out Contest for anyone that wants to enter. Tuff Truck racing and Side by Side UTV races, a Bag race where the driver has a bag over his head and the passenger tells them where to drive. Also we will have a Bomber race where anything can happen. Last but not least the Demo Derby where we let all of the cars go all at once. No heats just an all out old fashioned demolition derby. Racers will be competing for prize money and points towards the 2013 Triple Crown Championship. Demo Derby 1st place $300.00, 2nd $200.00, 3rd $100.00 Tuff Trucks 1st place $150.00, 2nd $100.00, 3rd $50.00. Bomber Race 1st place $300.00, 2nd $200.00, 3rd $100.00. Bag Race $100.00 to the winner. We will also have a chain race during the day events as well. The $20.00 pit entry fee will include an entry into any one event. There will be a $10.00 entry fee for any other event you enter. All of the action gets under way at 1pm and is sure to be a great time. Adults are $10.00 kids 5 to 16 are only $5.00 and we have a family pass with 2 adults and 2 kids for just $25.00 We hope to see you all there. Pits will open at 10am and the grandstands will open at 12:00. Racers must be registered by 12:00 in order to compete in the days events. You can register at the event or preregister by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org Pits Open at 10:00 Grandstands open at 12:00 10:00 – 12:00 Race Registration in Pits 12:35 Driver’s meeting at Tech Shed 1:00 Sharp - Races begins Race Schedule Tuff Trucks Race & Side by Side UTV races Chain Race 10 laps (laps depend upon car count) Race Your Neighbor Bag Race 10 Laps Burn Out Contest Bomber Race (Regular Bomber race ˝ the laps each direction) Direction will be determined at the time of race Intermission (set up time for demo derby) Demolition Derby
2013 Sponsor List Keeps Growinglast updated on 5/28/2013
Spud Speedway would like to welcome the following sponsors back in 2013. Fast Four division sponsor, Percy's Auto Sales, Jr. kart division sponsor, Aroostook Federal Savings and Loan, Northern Lights division sponsor, Aroostook Trusses, Day of Destruction sponsor, Aroostook Technologies, Challenger Series sponsor, Caldwell's Sanitation, Outlaw Sportsman sponsor, Coca Cola, Pace car sponsor, Griffeth Ford,Mark's Towing and Cary Medical Center. If you do business we these great sponsors make sure to say thanks for supporting racing in the County, without the sponsors racing would not be possible! We will be bringing each of these sponsors stories as the season goes on. If you own a business and would like to affordably get your business promoted to the 5000 face books friends and an ad on our website which has over 75,000 visits a year please contact us at 207-227-0897 or message us. We would love to promote your business this season.
2013 Race Schedulelast updated on 5/28/2013
2013 Schedule of Events 209 Thompson Road, Caribou, Me. 04736 www.Spud-Speedway.com June Sunday, June 2nd @ 1:00pm – Opening Day 75 lap Outlaw Sportsman Race Saturday, June 8th @ 1:00pm- Speedway 95 Open Invitational Sunday, June 9th @ 1:00pm -Day of Destruction Series #1 Sunday, June 23rd @ 1:00pm - Canadian Atlantic Open Wheel Tour Sunday, June 30th @ 1:00pm – Double Points Sunday July Wednesday, July 3rd @ 7:00pm - Wednesday Night Fireworks Saturday, July 13th @ 6:00pm - Wicked Good Vintage Racing Saturday, July 20th @ 6:00pm - Atlantic Open Wheel Tour Returns August Saturday, August 10th @ 6:00pm -Special Feature Night Saturday, August 17th @ 6:00pm - Double Point Saturday Night Racing Sunday, August 18th @ 1:00pm - Day Of Destruction Series #2 Saturday, August 24th @ 5:00pm - Fan Appreciation Night Saturday, August 31st @ 1:00pm - Monster Truck Show & Day of Destruction Finale! September Sunday, September 8th @ 1:00 - Spud 150 Late Model Race Season Finale 2013 Ticket Prices Grandstands Adults 17 & Over $10.00 Kids 5-16 $5.00 Family Pass for 2 adults & 2 kids $25.00 Pit Pass All ages $20.00
Opening Day Race Schedulelast updated on 5/28/2013
Practice Schedule for June 2nd Pits Open at 9:30 Grandstands open at 12:00 10:00-11:00 Open Practice for all classes 11:00-11:15 Kart Practice 11:15-11:25 Northern Lights & Challenger 11:25-11:35 Fast Fours & Street Stocks 11:35-11:45 Outlaw Sportsman 11:45-12:00 Open Practice for all classes 12:00-12:15 Kart Practice 12:15-12:30 Driver’s Meeting 12:30 -12:50 All race cars to Front stretch of track for Pretty Car Contest (fans Allowed on Track) 12:50 Race line up for Northern Lights 1:00pm Race begins Race Schedule Heat Races 1st & 2nd Round - 10 Laps each Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman Kart Heats – 10laps Kids Class, Jr. Champ, Sr. Champ (Between 1st & 2nd round of heat races) Features 20 Laps each Kart Feature Races – Kids Kart, Jr. Champ Kart, Sr. Champ Kart (20 laps each class) Aroostook Trusses Northern Lights Challenger Series Street Stocks Fast Fours Coca Cola Outlaw Sportsman
Happy Memorial Daylast updated on 5/25/2013
As the weather hinders our ability to race this weekend, let's not forget to stop and think of the many people who gave the ultimate sacrifice so that each of us could enjoy the freedoms of our everyday lives. Thanks you to all that have served this great country. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend everyone, we will see you all next weekend.
Opening Day Postponedlast updated on 5/24/2013
Due to the weather forecast and the amount of rain we have already had, we will not be racing this weekend. We will move this weekends opening race to next Sunday, June 2nd at 1:00pm. Thank you and have a great Memorial Day weekend.
Communication Done Right!last updated on 5/19/2013
Spud Speedway would like to welcome back a very important sponsor of the track, Aroostook Tecnologies Inc. of Presque Isle. Aroostook Technologies will be the official communication provider of the track for the 2013 season. They provide many important services to the county you may not be aware of. If you need radio communication, security camera systems, Internet or satellite service, computer repair, GPS tracking, tower construction or repair, emergency lights, phone systems, or just about anything to do with technology give these folks a call. The have been providing these types of services for over 50 years right here in the county, so nobody does it better. Check out their website at www.aroostooktechnologies.com if you do business with them, tell them thanks for sponsoring our Triple Crown Day of Destruction series this year starting on June 9th featuring the first every farm truck races, demo derby, bomber racing, and so much more!
Practice Timelast updated on 5/18/2013
There will be a open practice tomorrow from 10am to 3pm on Sunday. Hope to see you all there!
Winner of FREE FAMILY PASS!last updated on 5/16/2013
RTM Racing would like to congratulate Ron & Lynn Tuck from Haynesville for winning the FREE Family Pass given by one of our sponsors! We hope that they come to Spud Speedway and have a GREAT time!
New Safer Tire Walls at Spudlast updated on 5/16/2013
A special thanks goes to Highway Tire in Caribou for delivering enough tire to construct a new tire wall around the flag stand all the way to turn one. This has allowed us to remove that section of guard rail to help prevent damage to the race cars and keep the fans safe! If you are in to Highway Tire and you are in to their store tell them thanks for supporting racing in the county.,help us let them know we appreciate it as race fans. Thanks
Outlaw Racing is Here!last updated on 5/12/2013
Look how easy it is to go racing at Spud Speedway this year! Bring your car from any track in Maine or Canada and have fun! Coca-Cola Outlaw Sportsman Class (Formally Super Streets, Late Model Sportsman, & Pro Stocks) The intent of this division is to provide a fun experience, allowing a wide variety of race cars to run without making a great amount of changes to be eligible. The basic rules shown below are limited, by design, to keep things simple. If necessary, adjustments or additions will be made to ensure competitive racing and maintain the objectives of the "Outlaw" division. 1. Have fun! 2. Maximum 8 inch steel wheels. 3. Only tires allowed are American Racer 8 inch 704’s on left side & 705’s on right side. NO tire softener allowed. Tires must be purchased from the authorized tire representative. If caught with tire softener you will lose all points to date. Track has the right to make stiffer penalty if deemed necessary. Once Tires leave the truck ABSOLUTLY NO RETURNS 4. Front spark plug must be in line with upper ball joint. Any engines that are set back will be penalized 10lbs per inch with a maximum set back of no more than 4” The weight must be added to the left and right front bumper area equally. This includes all Ford crate engines with a setback due to oil pan design. See diagram for weight location. Lead weights must be painted white and readily visible and available to be removed for weighing purposes. This lead may not be moved from the assigned location as far forward toward front of the frame rail as possible. The intent of this is to even out any advantages that an engine set back would have. 5. Minimum right side weight, after race, is 1250 lbs ( full chassis ) or 1350 lbs for tube chassis with stock front clip ( big spring ). Full tubular, coil-over fronts and/or wide fives or rack & pinion steering, Minimum right side weight is 1400 pounds. Quick Change rear-end is allowed. An additional 50 lbs right side weight will be required after 2 (two) feature wins. Each additional win after 2 will require an additional 30 pounds right side weight. 6. Only carburetor allowed is stock 4412 Holley. Any decisions regarding interpretation of rules are at the sole discretion of track officials and are not subject to protest.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAYlast updated on 5/12/2013
Spud Speedway, its employees, and all the drivers and their crews, would like to wish all the Mothers out there a very HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!
Day of Destruction Triple Crown Events!last updated on 5/12/2013
Racing season is just a couple weeks away and we would like to invite everyone with a race car to get out and enjoy our local racetrack right here in Aroostook County. This we will also be hosting one of everyone's favorite events, the Day of Destruction. We have made it bigger and better than ever before by hosting three Day of Destruction events as part of a triple crown championship series. this year each of the 3 events will have points for every finish and at the end of the season we will crown a champion of each of the events. The champion will have a trophy, a little more cash, and a whole lot of bragging rights for the entire winter! Events include something from everyone, Race Your Neighbor, Burn Out Contest, Bag Racing, Chain Racing, Tuff Trucks, Bomber Racing, Demolition Derby, and new this year Farm Truck Racing, yes we said Farm Truck Racing! The first of three events is on Sunday, June 9th at 1:00 so get your car ready, mark it on your calendar, and get ready to have some serious fun!
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